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Eighth Annual University of St. Thomas Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

Friday, September 29, 2017

McNeely Hall 100

Keynote Lecture, 6 PM
Dr. Robert Rydell
Professor of History & Director, Humanities Institute, Montana State University
World's Fairs, World Views, and the Troubling Story of Human Zoos

Saturday, September 30, 2017

O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Morning Session I

Sadie Arft
University of Kansas
Models of Royal Power in Lydgate’s Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund 

Keith Pille
University of St. Thomas
Taking Control of the Narrative with Ink and Pixel: Three Women's Adventures in Autobiographical Comics

9:45 – 10:45 AM: Morning Session II

Nuohang Tian
University of Kansas
The Bustling Silence: New Mural Movement in Rural China during 1958–1961 

Jessica Anne Pirkle
University of North Texas
Egypt’s Art and Liberty Group Launch an Institutional Critique 

1:45 – 3:15 PM: Afternoon Session I

Julia Talmadge Kershaw
Florida State University
Now Let’s Play to Disappear II as a Critique of the Modern Urban Experience 

Lucia Momoh
Tulane University
There’s Something about Betsy:  Exploring the History of Women of Color in Nineteen-Century New Orleans 

Heather Carroll
University of St. Thomas
A Treachery in Images: The National Portrait Gallery vs Wikimedia Commons